The New Transparency!

Since I was old enough to dress myself I dressed with coverage in mind.   I'm not prude mind you, just very aware of my not-so-cute bits.  Even now my dress code slants more toward longer hemlines and looser shapes with enough molding to be incredibly sexy  (so says ME)!  IF, I were to wear anything revealing it might be found at my décolletage.    

But the Spring 2015 runway was full of revealing wears that would please even the most conservative....a transparency with filmy fabrics or perforated mesh and other beautiful applications that not only covers, but makes the not-so-cute bits look fantastic!  With these I'm likely to step out of my comfort zone.  How 'bout YOU? 

Sophie Theallet used a lightweight patterned fabric to give the illusion of transparency.

Sophie Theallet used a lightweight patterned fabric to give the illusion of transparency.














Ralph Lauren's safari tones are brightened with yellow tulle and a sheer iridescent  button down shirt.

Ralph Lauren's safari tones are brightened with yellow tulle and a sheer iridescent  button down shirt.

Anna Sui's approach allows the wearing of beautiful undergarments as part of the ensemble.  The volume and length of the dress makes it feel innocent.

Anna Sui's approach allows the wearing of beautiful undergarments as part of the ensemble.  The volume and length of the dress makes it feel innocent.

Oscar DeLa Renta uses a sheer patterned check as an ankle length skirt over a solid white mini. 

Oscar DeLa Renta uses a sheer patterned check as an ankle length skirt over a solid white mini. 

Patterned eyelet lace on top and bottom gives an allover transparent feel to these pieces.  (Oscar de la Renta)

Patterned eyelet lace on top and bottom gives an allover transparent feel to these pieces.  (Oscar de la Renta)

The pleated skirt of this fit and flare dress flutters out with sheer panels at the folds.  (Hugo Boss)

The pleated skirt of this fit and flare dress flutters out with sheer panels at the folds.  (Hugo Boss)

The shirt is completely transparent, but worn over a dress maintains its modesty...sans the message, of course.  (Jeremy Scott)

The shirt is completely transparent, but worn over a dress maintains its modesty...sans the message, of course.  (Jeremy Scott)

Michael Kors used skin-toned layers topped with flowers which gives the feeling of walking through the garden...gorgeous!

Michael Kors used skin-toned layers topped with flowers which gives the feeling of walking through the garden...gorgeous!

Proenza Schouler uses a heavy, wide-eyelet knit over a leather short jumper to communicate transparency.

Proenza Schouler uses a heavy, wide-eyelet knit over a leather short jumper to communicate transparency.

The overcoat with Hugo Boss's mini-sheer-maxi gives structure to the whimsy. 

The overcoat with Hugo Boss's mini-sheer-maxi gives structure to the whimsy. 

The oversized shirt is paired with sheer iridescent walking shorts and tights for opacity (Marc by Marc Jacobs)

The oversized shirt is paired with sheer iridescent walking shorts and tights for opacity (Marc by Marc Jacobs)

I love the subtlety of this dress...it's sheer everywhere except the front, which while opaque gives the illusion of two pairs of hands.  Very Sexy.  (Delponzo)

I love the subtlety of this dress...it's sheer everywhere except the front, which while opaque gives the illusion of two pairs of hands.  Very Sexy.  (Delponzo)

Rodarte's mixed media dress uses mesh, feathers and fringe...falling in all the right places of coverage.

Rodarte's mixed media dress uses mesh, feathers and fringe...falling in all the right places of coverage.

Calvin Klein pairs sheer culottes with a sleeveless sweater tunic.

Calvin Klein pairs sheer culottes with a sleeveless sweater tunic.

Elizabeth and James pairs a perforated mesh skirt with an oversized jacket.

Elizabeth and James pairs a perforated mesh skirt with an oversized jacket.